So what car have you been obsessing about today?? (Vol 2)

So what car have you been obsessing about today?? (Vol 2)

Author
Discussion

P5BNij

15,875 posts

109 months

Thursday 9th February 2023
quotequote all
Dinoboy said:
P5BNij said:
Dinoboy said:
Love this, keep looking at those white exhausts love

https://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1471311

I saw these two this morning on a visit to Migliore to check up on the progress on my Maser Biturbo...



|https://thumbsnap.com/XbVgorgS[/url]

However, today's 'obsession' is the 308GT4 that was lurking inside the workshop, I adore these cars and would have one in an instant if funds allowed...





Edited by P5BNij on Thursday 9th February 13:31


Edited by P5BNij on Thursday 9th February 13:32
Ha, fantastic coincidence, that's my old one! See pic on my profile page.
Well it's a small world and no mistake! It's a lovely example, I'd have gladly driven it home today. How long did you own it, what was it like to drive...?



Dinoboy

2,524 posts

220 months

Thursday 9th February 2023
quotequote all
P5BNij said:
Dinoboy said:
P5BNij said:
Dinoboy said:
Love this, keep looking at those white exhausts love

https://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1471311

I saw these two this morning on a visit to Migliore to check up on the progress on my Maser Biturbo...



|https://thumbsnap.com/XbVgorgS[/url]

However, today's 'obsession' is the 308GT4 that was lurking inside the workshop, I adore these cars and would have one in an instant if funds allowed...





Edited by P5BNij on Thursday 9th February 13:31


Edited by P5BNij on Thursday 9th February 13:32
Ha, fantastic coincidence, that's my old one! See pic on my profile page.
Well it's a small world and no mistake! It's a lovely example, I'd have gladly driven it home today. How long did you own it, what was it like to drive...?
Had it for about 3 years, from 2005. Loved it, they feel like a big go kart to drive. Bought a 328gts after, double the price but certainly not double the car. Should have kept the gt4.

RC1807

12,706 posts

171 months

Thursday 9th February 2023
quotequote all
VW Up! GTI - to replace my 2014 Fiesta ST, the VeeDub being more suitable for 2 young drivers in the house

RosscoPCole

3,365 posts

177 months

Thursday 9th February 2023
quotequote all
RC1807 said:
VW Up! GTI - to replace my 2014 Fiesta ST, the VeeDub being more suitable for 2 young drivers in the house
I’m sure everyone who drives it will love it. I can’t describe it, but it is more than the sum of its parts. You just start smiling when you drive it. Some great groups on Facebook too.

RC1807

12,706 posts

171 months

Thursday 9th February 2023
quotequote all
RosscoPCole said:
RC1807 said:
VW Up! GTI - to replace my 2014 Fiesta ST, the VeeDub being more suitable for 2 young drivers in the house
I’m sure everyone who drives it will love it. I can’t describe it, but it is more than the sum of its parts. You just start smiling when you drive it. Some great groups on Facebook too.
Thanks. Going to test one on Sat, low mileage demo available.

Harry Flashman

19,610 posts

245 months

Thursday 9th February 2023
quotequote all
Dinoboy said:
P5BNij said:
Dinoboy said:
Love this, keep looking at those white exhausts love

https://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1471311

I saw these two this morning on a visit to Migliore to check up on the progress on my Maser Biturbo...



|https://thumbsnap.com/XbVgorgS[/url]

However, today's 'obsession' is the 308GT4 that was lurking inside the workshop, I adore these cars and would have one in an instant if funds allowed...





Edited by P5BNij on Thursday 9th February 13:31


Edited by P5BNij on Thursday 9th February 13:32
Ha, fantastic coincidence, that's my old one! See pic on my profile page.
My mum's next door neighbour has had this in the garage since the mid 1980s. I remember being taken out in it regularly, but the first time was the best. I was ten, and it blew my mind. And we were followed home by a police car.

This very car is the reason I'm a petrolhead.



knight

5,212 posts

282 months

Friday 10th February 2023
quotequote all
I'm feeling the love for one of these at the moment
cloud9

P5BNij

15,875 posts

109 months

Friday 10th February 2023
quotequote all
Dinoboy said:
P5BNij said:
Dinoboy said:
P5BNij said:
Dinoboy said:
Love this, keep looking at those white exhausts love

https://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1471311

I saw these two this morning on a visit to Migliore to check up on the progress on my Maser Biturbo...



|https://thumbsnap.com/XbVgorgS[/url]

However, today's 'obsession' is the 308GT4 that was lurking inside the workshop, I adore these cars and would have one in an instant if funds allowed...





Edited by P5BNij on Thursday 9th February 13:31


Edited by P5BNij on Thursday 9th February 13:32
Ha, fantastic coincidence, that's my old one! See pic on my profile page.
Well it's a small world and no mistake! It's a lovely example, I'd have gladly driven it home today. How long did you own it, what was it like to drive...?
Had it for about 3 years, from 2005. Loved it, they feel like a big go kart to drive. Bought a 328gts after, double the price but certainly not double the car. Should have kept the gt4.
Thanks for the reply Dino - pretty much every published review or youtube clip on the GT4 I've ever seen praises the handling and fun aspect of driving them, I'd love to try one. The looks are still anathema to some people but I've always admired the styling, inside and out. These and the 246GT are by far my favourites from Ferrari.

A few more pics from yesterday...












PomBstard

6,921 posts

245 months

Saturday 11th February 2023
quotequote all
Some lovely Ferraris there - I know I’d be disappointed in the drive but I still want a 308 GTS

Anyway, current obsession is an orange NSX, just not sure where that’s come from…

Otherwise, sensible obsession is a Gen F2 HSV Clubsport wagon. It’s the same size as my current VF2 Holden wagon, which already has around 405bhp, but the Clubbie adds a supercharger, 150bhp and lots of other goodies.

Also anything that’s not white, silver or black seems to attract some sort of premium. Anyway, example…

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/2016-hold...

It is unfortunately also about another AU$50k on top of the likely sale price of the current car. Not sure I can Man Maths this one…


Kuwahara

916 posts

21 months

Saturday 11th February 2023
quotequote all
Alfa Guilia 280 Veloce,trying to find one with the tan interior as most are black ,try to convince myself the red interior is nice but then seem to end up saying a bit too Carlos Fandango, Veloces of London look like a good outlet anyone used them…

Hippea

2,002 posts

72 months

Tuesday 14th March 2023
quotequote all
I currently can't stop trying to justify this as a daily

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/14721692

MissChief

7,186 posts

171 months

Tuesday 14th March 2023
quotequote all
Hippea said:
I currently can't stop trying to justify this as a daily

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/14721692
Why not? Already plenty of miles so no real value to trash. Parts might be an issue if things wear out but that’s the only thing that counts against it.

Hippea

2,002 posts

72 months

Tuesday 14th March 2023
quotequote all
MissChief said:
Hippea said:
I currently can't stop trying to justify this as a daily

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/14721692
Why not? Already plenty of miles so no real value to trash. Parts might be an issue if things wear out but that’s the only thing that counts against it.
A lot of money for ‘an old Honda Accord’ though right?

cirian75

4,293 posts

236 months

Tuesday 14th March 2023
quotequote all
Fiesta ST180

Might be my last time to get a hot hatch with the impending electric car apocalypse

epom

11,927 posts

164 months

Tuesday 14th March 2023
quotequote all

Stick Legs

5,350 posts

168 months

Wednesday 15th March 2023
quotequote all


This particular DBS V8.

Here at the Hatch Beauchamp Classic Car show in 1998-9.

The fine lady is my then girlfriend (now wife).

It’s marked as untaxed since 2002, it was local to me.
I’m sure it’s in a barn or garage within about 10 miles of my house & I day dream about finding it, buying it, restoring it & using it as much as possible as if it was a ‘new’ car.

TommoAE86

2,696 posts

130 months

Wednesday 15th March 2023
quotequote all
Hippea said:
MissChief said:
Hippea said:
I currently can't stop trying to justify this as a daily

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/14721692
Why not? Already plenty of miles so no real value to trash. Parts might be an issue if things wear out but that’s the only thing that counts against it.
A lot of money for ‘an old Honda Accord’ though right?
Top of the tree Accord though, would be interesting to find out what parts are only available from Japan. I use the same train of thought with my Crown, Lexus underneath so servicing a doddle - anything else is more of a challenge, but that's enough for me to keep it.

Hippea

2,002 posts

72 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
quotequote all
Today i've been mostly obsessing over this



https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202303165...

Hippea

2,002 posts

72 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
quotequote all
TommoAE86 said:
Hippea said:
MissChief said:
Hippea said:
I currently can't stop trying to justify this as a daily

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/14721692
Why not? Already plenty of miles so no real value to trash. Parts might be an issue if things wear out but that’s the only thing that counts against it.
A lot of money for ‘an old Honda Accord’ though right?
Top of the tree Accord though, would be interesting to find out what parts are only available from Japan. I use the same train of thought with my Crown, Lexus underneath so servicing a doddle - anything else is more of a challenge, but that's enough for me to keep it.
From what I can work out most bits are from lots of Honda's of that era, the K20 bits will all be the same i'd imagine.

Torque GT and Tegiwa among others offer good parts supply for these imports

BlackLS400

40 posts

16 months

Sunday 19th March 2023
quotequote all
A new Peugeot 508 estate… in a dark grey or black

Everytime I’ve seen one I can’t stop staring at the damn thing






I’m not alone am I?